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Office of Housing and Residence Life records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG-10-02-04

Scope and Contents

This collection includes brochures, handbooks, publications, newsclippings, administrative records, photographs, advertisements, and audiovisual materials from the Ball State Office of Housing and Residence Life ranging from 1948-2011. Records from the Elliott Hall Council covering the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years were added later.


  • Creation: 1948-2021

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note / Historical Note / Administrative History

A major part of the student experience at Ball State comes from experiences outside of the classroom within the campus housing. For many students this marks their first time living away from home, and the Office of Housing and Residence Life office has existed to work with and assist students in their transition to campus living. Ball State has long offered a variety of housing options to meet with the diverse student body's needs and lifestyles. This collection contains many of the office's promotional and administrative materials recording its record of service to the Ball State community.


5 Cubic Feet (5 Boxes)

305 Megabytes


Arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Brochures and Handbooks, 1948-2011

Series 2: Newsclippings, 1967-1972, 2001-2003

Series 3: Administrative Records, 1958-2007

Series 4: Photographs

Series 5: Audiovisual materials

Subseries 5.1: Housing and Residence Life DVDs

Subseries 5.2: Housing and Residence Life VHS tapes

Subseries 5.3: Housing and Residence Life media coverage

Series 6: Artifacts

Series 7: Advertisements

Series 8: Elliott Hall Council Records, 2019-2021

Office of Housing and Residence Life documents
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Repository Details

Part of the Ball State University Archives Repository

Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA